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Episode 0022

Air Date: March 19, 1968
Previous Episode: 0021
Next Episode: 0023
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Mister Rogers arrives with an armload of large wooden boxes which he adds to several already inside the house. He talks about his recent visit to the White House where had the opportunity to see the President. Mister Rogers uses the blocks to build his own White House as he sings You're Growing.

In the Neighborhood of Make-Believe, Royal Coach Saunders is inside the castle where they take part in the "Chicken Fat" workout.

Returning to the house, Mister Rogers shows a postcard featuring a picture of the White House.

Meanwhile, Nurse Miller is providing yearly check-ups to those in the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. At the tree, she examines X the Owl before moving on the the castle where she sings Once Upon Each Lovely Day and checks Donkey Hodie.

Back at the house, Mister Rogers talks about some of the things that happen during a check-up.


The wooden blocks used in this episode appear to be the same ones -- in design, at least -- used in Episode 1397 and Episode 1487.

"Chicken Fat" was a recording from the early 1960s which was commissioned by President Kennedy for the President's Council on Physical Fitness. A record was sent to schools across the country to encourage young people to exercise. The song itself was written by Meredith Wilson and performed by Robert Preston -- both well-known for The Music Man.

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Episode Credits

Produced by WQED - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for National Educational Television
Neighbors: Maxine Miller, Willie Saunders
Producer: Fred Rogers
Director: David Fu-Ying Chen
Executive Producer: Paul K. Taff

Production funds for this series were provided by a grant from The Sears-Roebuck Foundation and a children's program fund established by N.E.T. affiliated stations.

© 1968 National Educational Television and Radio Center

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